How to Quickly Recover from Plant Toxicity

Wastewater treatment facilities are susceptible to excessive organic loads and  toxic inputs.

Organic overloads and toxic hits may be infrequent but can be extremely devastating to the biomass that makes a wastewater treatment facility work.

 To restore effective biological wastewater treatment, operators can augment their system with a BioLynceus® product containing a concentrated and diverse consortium of wastewater microbiology.

BioLynceus® restores wastewater treatment after toxic hits and plant overloads.

Toxicity Treatment in an Oil Refinery Aerated Lagoon System

Toxicity Treatment in an Oil Refinery Aerated Lagoon System

An industrial oil refinery in New Mexico used BioLynceus® to restart their biological treatment after a toxic hit. The refinery was processing 50,000 barrels of crude oil a day. Toxicity was experienced in the system after foaming fire retardant was unexpectedly released at the refinery.

Toxicity Treatment in a Facultative Lagoon System

Toxicity Treatment in a Facultative Lagoon System

Lagoon WWTP 0.2 MGD The biology in wastewater lagoons can be significantly impacted by toxic substances introduced from illicit drug manufacturing. Surface waters contaminated with amphetamines, and the chemicals used to manufacture them, are known to suppress aquatic...

Toxicity Treatment in a Municipal Wastewater Lagoon System

Toxicity Treatment in a Municipal Wastewater Lagoon System

Chemicals used in illicit drug manufacturing can cause significant harm to the microbial communities in surface waters. Municipal lagoon systems are especially vulnerable to these chemicals, because they receive high strength influent directly from urban sources.

Toxicity Mitigation in an Industrial Sequencing Batch Reactor

Toxicity Mitigation in an Industrial Sequencing Batch Reactor

Managing toxic loadings at industrial wastewater treatment facilities can be challenging. Influent from food processing industries can introduce harmful cleaning products. Biota with damaged cellular structures may be unable to properly metabolize the organic substrate and nutrients in wastewater.

Toxicity Treatment in a Wastewater Lagoon System

Toxicity Treatment in a Wastewater Lagoon System

Municipal wastewater lagoon systems are susceptible to toxic waste poisoning. Toxic loads from residences and businesses are sporadic and difficult to mitigate. When toxicity levels are high in wastewater lagoons, the biological treatment process is inhibited due to loss in biomass.